Cineverm – A Film Podcast


Fresh (2022) – Film Review – Ep. 57
Anthony's Rating: 4
David's Rating: 7
Cineverm Rating: 5.5

This week, Anthony & David chomp through the unexpected and darkly hungry film. Fresh! Is it worth a bite?

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Podcast Excerpt

Anthony: I guess I’ll start because you had watched this movie before me and you recommended it. You said it was a fun time, and I also had heard about this movie I think at Sundance, or it premiered somewhere, and I remember it receiving a lot of warm responses and attention. I had it in a bullet, like, all right I need to see this movie when it drops. And then I guess at some point it dropped on Hulu, and I just was not aware of it, so thank you for bringing it up because it was seriously high on my list because of all the rave ratings. So that leads me into my initial impressions. And then also for anyone listening, you may already know the core of what this film is about, but officially in the synopsis and the trailers, they haven’t really said exactly what happens. We will get into that light, light spoiler in our final section. We’ll give you a heads up when we do that. But for anyone who’s going into this movie blind, we won’t spoil anything yet. But we will in our review section. Anyway, so my initial impressions: so . . . it was a weird vibe. It’s really hard to explain, but you know the only thing I could relate it to is: I have a friend that – me and this friend have been sharing music with each other – and there’s some songs that I can agree that they’re good work and it’s a good song, good composition, good everything, good lyrics. But, it’s always with music where you just don’t vibe to it, you know? There’s just something about the sound that just doesn’t click, and it’s not anything specific…

Synopsis for Fresh

FRESH follows Noa (Daisy Edgar-Jones), who meets the alluring Steve (Sebastian Stan) at a grocery store and — given her frustration with dating apps — takes a chance and gives him her number. After their first date, Noa is smitten and accepts Steve’s invitation to a romantic weekend getaway. Only to find that her new paramour has been hiding some unusual appetites.